Getting Here

Welcome to Newcastle! To help plan your trip, check the Newcastle Transport website for the most up to date information.

By Car

Newcastle Museum is in the heart of Honeysuckle, Newcastle. There are many public parking options in and around Honeysuckle.

CarePark manages the Wright Lane and Throsby car parks. Those car parks have the following spaces available:
• Wright Lane Car Park – 181 spaces
• Throsby Car Park – 270 spaces (free parking on weekends)

Download the Parki App and register to pay for your CarePark parking.

CarePark can be contacted on 03 9682 1733 or Web address:

Harbour Car Park is located in Argyle St, Newcastle. Hourly, early bird and weekend parking rates are available. See Secure Parking website for details.

All on-street parking is managed by City of Newcastle. There are also 200 car spaces at No.2 Sportsground, including six Access car parks. Download the EasyPark App to assist with paying for on-street parking in the Newcastle area. Please note the parking metres will also take coins or credit cards for payment.

You can find out more about parking on the Newcastle Transport website or the City of Newcastle website.

By Train

Newcastle trains operate on the Sydney Trains Network. For more information please visit Transport NSW website.
Sydney and Hunter trains terminate at the Newcastle Interchange.

Newcastle Light Rail runs from Newcastle Interchange in Wickham to Newcastle Beach in the east end of Newcastle. It is a turn-up-and-go service operating from 5am to 1am, seven days a week, stopping at six locations including Civic (where you will alight for Newcastle Museum and Newcastle Beach (where you will alight for Fort Scratchley Historical Site).

Opal cards can be used on all of these services.

By Bus

Buses run along King Street and the closest bus stop to Newcastle Museum is BUS STOP 230049 (King St after Auckland St). For more information visit Newcastle Transport or call 131 500.

Disability Parking

Designated public parking spaces are available in the Wright Lane carpark for Mobility Parking Scheme permit holders. This carpark is managed by CarePark who can be contacted via email at Web address:

Please contact the Museum on 02 4974 1401 if you are bringing a group of visitors with mobility issues so we can help you with wheelchairs or assist you safely access the museum entry.

By Bike

Bike hire is easy in Newcastle and is a pleasant, enjoyable and convenient way to explore the city.
BYKKO’s electric bike sharing community is an electric bike share service operating in Newcastle. With over 156 bicycle docks spread across 19 docking stations throughout the Newcastle CBD, Honeysuckle, Newcastle West, Wickham, The Junction and Bar Beach, finding a bike to get around the area has never been easier.

For an alternative (and peddle free!) option try an electric bike. Newcastle Electric Bikes offer single or tandem electric bike hire for up to 5 days and can even provide guided tours if desired.